There has been a fair amount of criticism levelled at the recent video on Mesh which was brought out with good intentions, no doubt. Both Dusan Writer and Phaylen Fairchild are very annoyed at the ‘mesh is coming…deal with it’ comment at the end of the video, but more so with the comments on Dusans blog by amongst others the insecure but arrogant fool who called me uneducated and opinionated for trying to gain some clarity on a previous post.
Luckily there are people around who helped gain a bit of clarity with regard to a couple of my queries.
Now, there are a couple of comments that suggest that, as SL residents, we oppose all changes and ‘new things’ that LL tries to implement, one comment says…
“Thank goodness the inventors throughout history weren’t SL residents. It continually cracks me up that people in a virtual world, which is cutting edge enough that most people still don’t get it, are all anti-change and AFRAID of learning something new.
This guy who calls himself radar needs to look at our recent history…
1) LL introduces a new viewer that is so amazingly irritating and full of bugs that people shun it like the plague. LL tries to enlist people to work for free fixing something they broke.
2) instead of fixing search, for example, we are offered voice morphing…
3) with things gradually becoming less efficient (post) we are given a name changing possibility which is a griefers charter to cause chaos.
4) SL MarketCockup is an ongoing chaos caused by LL (Snickers post)… again…they broke it.
5) Teen Grid and Avatars United get closed presumably because LL can’t make money at it.
I would personally rephrase radar’s remark to say…” Thank goodness inventors throughout history did’t have to rely on LL….etc”
Against the background of the above history it is no surprise that LL’s clients are dubious, worried and sceptical about mesh.
Anne OToole, who only a fool would call uneducated has this to say about mesh…”Everything I have seen of SL mesh thus far looks like amateur dog shit. Like that green turd looking robot thing in that video.”
There are still some fairly HUGE gaps in information about mesh that an idiot would dismiss, we have no idea of the prim cost, the maximum file size, or how the poor servers will deal with collada uploads considering what trouble they have with simple textures recently. So, it is naive and pathetic to hail mesh as the best thing since sliced carrots until we see it working.
Now, as a final kick in the private parts to such fools as Steamroller and radar, I would like to point you at the most beautiful post written by Miso Susanowa today.
In spite of everything we have dealt with, in spite of terrible customer service (European office now closed), in spite of early release of dodgy products (even viewer 2.2 isn’t as good as TPV), in spite of the pervasive deafness of the Lab, we deal with it, daily, and we create beauty. So stop talking crap, get your heads out of the clouds and realise mesh may not be the new messiah, it depends a lot on how well it is introduced.